While searching for zebra shaped cake ideas for my daughter’s 3rd birthday party I Googled “zebra cake” and discovered an awesome cake that looks like zebra stripes when it’s cut. Great, but still needed the outside to look like a zebra too. When I found many other posts of people who made their own I got brave and went for it and made my own Homemade Zebra Birthday Cake.

I used the recipe online for the cake and made my family’s buttercream recipe for the icing- I used clear vanilla to keep it white. The black was really easy and tastes GREAT because I used dark chocolate cocoa powder to darken the buttercream first then added the black paste. It really tastes like dark chocolate and not icky inky black icing.

Then I just piped in the outline and filled in with a ‘basketweave’ tip to give the look of hair! I’m exhausted, it’s late but I can’t wait until she wakes up in the morning to see this! I am so happy with it.

Thanks to all the others posts for giving me the confidence to trust my abilities and make my own!